Sekulow 'not going to speculate' on whether Trump would ever fire special counsel

The chief counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice on Sunday declined to speculate on whether the president would ever fire the special counsel named to investigate the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race.

On ABC's "This Week," Jay Sekulow, who reportedly has joined President Trump’s defense team to go after Robert Mueller, was asked whether Trump would promise not to interfere or attempt at any time to order the deputy attorney general to fire Mueller.

"The president is going to seek the advice of his counsel, inside the government as well as outside, and I'm not going to speculate on what he will or will not do,"  he said.

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"Right now, the role of the president is to govern the United States of America. He's going to do that."

Sekulow, a longtime conservative activist, said the president would leave anything else to the lawyers.

"But I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise," he said.

"But that again is an issue that the president with his advisers would discuss if there was a basis."

--This report was updated at 11:30 a.m.